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Re: [RFC PATCH] tests: fix PATH for GIT_TEST_INSTALLED tests

Hi Guillaume,

On Sat, 14 Apr 2018, Guillaume Maudoux wrote:

> From: Guillaume Maudoux <layus.on@xxxxxxxxx>
> When running tests on an existing git installation with
> GIT_TEST_INSTALLED (as described in t/README), the test helpers are
> missing in the PATH.
> This fixes the test suite in a way that allows all the tests to pass.
> Signed-off-by: Guillaume Maudoux <layus.on@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> This is more a bug report than a real patch. The issue is described
> above and this patch does solve it. I however think that someone with
> more knowledge should refactor all that chunck of code that was last
> changed in 2010.
> In particular, it seems that the GIT_TEST_INSTALLED path does not use
> bin-wrappers at all. This may imply that --with-dashes also breaks
> tests.
>  t/test-lib.sh | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git t/test-lib.sh t/test-lib.sh
> index 7740d511d..0d51261f7 100644
> --- t/test-lib.sh
> +++ t/test-lib.sh
> @@ -923,7 +923,7 @@ elif test -n "$GIT_TEST_INSTALLED"
>  then
>  	GIT_EXEC_PATH=$($GIT_TEST_INSTALLED/git --exec-path)  ||
>  	error "Cannot run git from $GIT_TEST_INSTALLED."
>  else # normal case, use ../bin-wrappers only unless $with_dashes:
>  	git_bin_dir="$GIT_BUILD_DIR/bin-wrappers"

This is essentially identical to what we have in


So: ACK.

You might also want to go a bit further and let the test suite run with
GIT_TEST_INSTALLED when Git has not actually be built, but only the test
helpers. I started something along those lines here:


I always meant to come back to polish those patches and submit them to the
Git mailing list, so: thank you for getting the ball rolling.

FWIW my use case is that I want to test a "MinGit" package, i.e. a subset
of Git for Windows intended to cater to third-party applications requiring
Git functionality (but not requiring any interactive parts of it).

What is your use case?